Events and Communications Officer (EO_COM)

Data límit: 27/05/2022

The Communications and Public Relations Unit at the The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), a cutting-edge research center based in Barcelona, is looking for an Events and Communications Officer to organize and execute events, as well as to support the Unit in the communication of different projects.

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Main tasks and responsibilities:

• Organization and execution of internal and external events (conferences, project meetings, meetings with partners and stakeholders, and visiting groups):

  • Supporting the planning, scheduling, and rehearsing of scientific events such as seminars, including travel booking and logistics.
  • Dissemination of events.
  • In-person event execution and support, including live coverage in social media and photography.

Specifically with internal or external support, if needed:

  • Maintenance of meeting rooms, catering, and management of bookings.

    • Registrations and follow-up; coordinating certificates of participation.

    • Stock and materials management and ordering.

    • Maintenance of contacts database and attendance registers.

• Support IBEC’s Communications and Public Relations Unit in managing communications, including updating of websites, gathering news, collecting yearly indicators, and documenting live-reporting events.

• Support to Strategic Initiatives Unit in the organization of institutional events, such as the annual Symposium, and support to NanoMed Spain network, including updating the project website, gathering and disseminating news, and coordinating, documenting and live-reporting events.

Requirements for candidates:

  • Minimum one year experience working on events organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Education or training in communications and events management.
  • Native level in Spanish and Catalan. Excellent English.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Teamwork, communication skills and proactivity.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with close attention to detail and on-time delivery.
  • Ability to work effectively in an international and multicultural environment.

We Offer:

  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: June 1st 2022
  • Working conditions:
  • Full-time, fixed-term contract. According to Public labour procedures the position shall become permanent in 2023.
  • Regular revision and evaluation for promotion.
  • Measures to reconcile work and family life (maternity and paternity leave, flexible schedule working hours, teleworking, 23 working days of paid holidays, 9 leave days for personal matters, among others).

How to apply:

Until 27th May an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site:  

Only those applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.

Reference: EO-COM

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Principles of the selection process:

IBEC is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit based Recruitment principles (OTM-R).

IBEC´s Commitment on equal opportunity:

Our strength and excellence as an international transdisciplinary Research Institute are based on diversity.  Being an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, so that we support employees irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, sexual identity or cultural and socioeconomic background.”

Who we are?

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, IBEC is an interdisciplinary research center focused on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine based in Barcelona. IBEC is one of the top research institutions named as a Severo Ochoa Research Centre by the Ministry of Science, Universities and Innovation, which recognizes excellence at the highest international level in terms of research, training, human resources, outreach and technology transfer.

IBEC’s mission is to develop international high-quality interdisciplinary research that, while creating knowledge, contributes to making a better quality of life, improving health and creating wealth. A close link with key universities, reference hospitals and corporations, are assets that facilitate achieving the mission.

IBEC was established in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

IBEC is located within the Barcelona Science Park and is managing 3.800 square meters facilities, 23 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 380 people from more than 30 different countries.